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The View from Alameda Island  by Robyn Carr

The View from Alameda Island by Robyn Carr

Needing a good, delicious summer read to wile away your sunny afternoons? I have one for you!

I enjoyed this one in a way that was both lovely and satisfying. This is definitely a cozy mystery/thriller and a genre that I don't read a lot of, and yet, I really ended up enjoying the characters and watching them evolve and develop even more than I thought I would.

I also LOVED Lauren, who was such a picture of strength and perseverance in the face of an abusive and troubled husband. I could do with more books Thank you to the publisher for sending me a copy of this book - all opinions are my own.

I enjoyed this one in a way that was lovely and satisfying. This is definitely a cozy mystery/thriller and a genre that I don't read a lot of, and yet, I really ended up enjoying the characters and watching them evolve and develop even more than I thought I would.

I also LOVED Lauren, who was such a picture of strength and perseverance in the face of an abusive and troubled husband. I could do with more books that really allow the lead female character to be her own hero, and refuse to let them fall into being weak despite their being challenged repeatedly. I appreciated that Robyn Carr stuck to her guns in ensuring that Lauren stayed steady and strong regardless of what was being thrown at her.

I also appreciated that she took the time to write Lauren's daughters responses to the situations as complete polar opposites - it rang so much more true. Frustrating, yes, but believable.

Overall this was a great summer read - something quick and easy to digest. An absolute recommend for your summer tbr! Many thanks to Little Bird for sharing this one with me, and opening my reading genre eyes a little more once again.

Book Synopsis:

#1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr delivers a poignant and powerful story about how one woman’s best intentions lead to the worst of situations and how the power of love helps her to heal and ultimately triumph.

From the outside looking in, Lauren Delaney has a life to envy—a successful career, a solid marriage to a prominent surgeon and two beautiful daughters who are off to good colleges. But on her twenty-fourth wedding anniversary Lauren makes a decision that will change everything.

Lauren won’t pretend things are perfect anymore. She defies the controlling husband who has privately mistreated her throughout their marriage and files for divorce. And as she starts her new life, she meets a kindred spirit—a man who is also struggling with the decision to end his unhappy marriage.

But Lauren’s husband wants his “perfect” life back and his actions are shocking. Facing an uncertain future, Lauren discovers an inner strength she didn’t know she had as she fights for the love and happiness she deserves.

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